AIG joins Australian Council of Professions

AIG joins Australian Council of Professions

The AIG Board, at its October 2020 meeting approved a proposal to join the Australian Council of Professions (ACoP).

Minimum Standards for Mineral Prospecting in New South Wales

The New South Wales government has issued minimum standards to be considered by the Department of Regional NSW Mining, Exploration and Geoscience (MEG) when assessing an application for the grant, transfer or renewal of an authority.  A copy of the standard is available here. AIG received a copy of the standard dated June 2020 today. The

JORC Committee Vacancy: Expressions of Interest Sought

Do you have a passion for best practice in public reporting of exploration results, mineral resources and ore reserves?  Expressions of interest are sought from Fellows and Members for a vacancy on the Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC). AIG has four representatives on the JORC Committee, responsible for representing the interests of AIG’s membership and,

Voodoo Geophysics

SEG webinar presented by Greg Hodges, Sander Geophysics SEG’s European Region Advisory Committee (ERAC) presented a webinar on “Voodoo Geophysics” examining questionable practices instrumentation systems promoted by individuals and companies in January 2019. The exploration industry has been plagued since the dawn of technology with near?magical oil, gold and waterfinders. They do untold damage to

Ethics Update: Document management

Recent personal experience has highlighted the importance of every day document management for geoscientists working in industry or government. The AIG Code of Ethics requires compliance with professional standards for balanced, material and transparent public reporting of exploration results, mineral resources and ore reserves (the JORC Code) and valuation of mineral securities (the VALMIN Code).

Security On-Line

Maintaining the security of personal computer systems is a constant challenge facing all of us. Recent, global ransomware attacks that affected a number of businesses around the world area high profile example of what can happen if unauthorised, inappropriate access is obtained to any computer used for professional practice purposes.  Members have a professional and

AIG Professional Issues Subcommittee – Upcoming Member Survey

The AIG Professionals Subcommittee is a subcommittee of Council comprising: Wayne Spilsbury MAIG, FAusIMM (CP), PGeo Dr Julian Vearncombe BSc. PhD. FGS. FSEG. FAIG. RPGeo. Kaylene Camuti   MAIG, RPGeo Josh Leigh MAIG Dr Robert Findlay MAIG AIG’s vision statement is “The AIG will strive to be the preeminent Australian professional institute in advocacy for, and

EGU 2016 – Deadline is approaching: submit your abstract for the Session EOS5 on GEOETHICS

In a few days and the deadline for submitting an abstract at EGU General Assembly 2016 will expire. It’s time to contribute to the session EOS5 on GEOETHICS (no abstract fee charges!). Information about this session: EGU – General Assembly (Vienna 17-22 April 2016) Session EOS5: Geoethics: theoretical and practical aspects from research integrity to

Ransomware virus: Australians forced to pay as latest encryption virus is ‘unbreakable’, security expert says

Australia’s ABC News is reporting that Australians are paying thousands of dollars to overseas hackers to rid their computers of an unbreakable virus. There has been a rise in the number of people falling victim to the latest version of an encryption virus which hijacks computer files and demands a ransom be paid to restore them.

The Ethics Column:  “I want to make a complaint”

Few would not have seen the comedy sketch pictured here, where a customer seeks to complain to a shopkeeper regarding a dead but, in the shopkeeper’s eyes, still “beautiful” parrot. The sketch highlights conduct that doesn’t reflect well on the shopkeeper and would influence the parrot owner’s future decisions about whether to shop there again.